Clever chicken tractor fox proof chute idea

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  1. Mark

    Mark Founder Staff Member

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    I saw this type of chicken tractor design at the EKKA this year in the poultry section it has a chute, which is supposed to be fox proof but is fine for the chickens to use although they don't give a clear explanation I expect the fox can't navigate the gaps in the mesh and is too wary to go up the chute.

    Overall, the design is pretty well thought out for a chicken tractor or mower with the use of alloy parts and galvanised mesh instead of wood for easy cleaning, durability, and to deter mites and lice. It comes with a mesh skirt to prevent foxes or dogs from digging under and an internal mounted water tank for drinkers.

    The Farmer chicken coop with fox proof chute on eBay
    The link above has been changed to a generic chicken tractor link because the original item was removed from eBay unfortunately.
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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member GOLD

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    Looks like a lot of work has gone in to it.

    I like the test chicken...

     
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    Ha ha - yes, nice one :)

    Lots of work to design these things alright! Some clever guys out there.
     
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    I think these guys have gone out of business unless someone can find any sign of them still building this fox proof chicken tractor with the chute design because I can't...
     
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